Heaven Peralejo is up to the challenge in portraying a character on Pamilya Ko that is quite different from previous roles she depicted.
She plays Macopa, girlfriend of Kid Yambao’s character Apol, who is set to cause further tumult in the Mabunga family. Since the character differs from her real self, Heaven feels happy and fulfilled in effectively playing the difficult antagonist role.
“Maraming problemang idadala si Macopa sa pamilyang Mabunga,” Heaven stressed. “Si Macopa kasi dito kasi may attitude, mayaman. Ang difference niya lang at naloloka din ako sometimes, because of her immaturity, hindi siya ganoon ka-sensitive when it comes to the family of Apol. Sa kanya wala siyang pakialam kung ano ang sabihin nila basta mahal ko lang si Apol. Of course, in real life, kailangan, you have to be aware, you have to be sensitive dun sa feelings ng family ng boyfriend mo. Kasi siyempre it’s going to be your family in the future,” she pointed out.
“Siyempre ‘di naman po ako ganoon talaga as a person,” Heaven stressed. “But iniisip ko rin kasi this is work so this is something I would like to do, which is acting and portraying different characters.”
Heaven says she is “proud to be part of (the Pamilya Ko) cast kasi…lahat po sila magaling doon.”
“Grateful lang ako na nakita ako ng RSB (Drama Unit) at ng management na may potential ako,” she added. RSB Drama Unit is the production group behind Pamilya Ko.
While Heaven agrees that Macopa is her most mature role to date, she said she won’t focus primarily on similar roles in the near future.
“For now, I’m really focusing on my youth. So parang ‘di ko pa talaga naiisip ‘yon. But siguro when the time comes, when I’m ready. Ayoko lang din po kasi talaga madaliin,” she said.
What do we expect from Macopa in the coming episodes of Pamilya Ko? Heaven gave us a hint.
“Ano pa kaya ang problemang idadala ni Macopa? ‘Yun ang kailangan nilang bantayan at abangan,” she declared.
As an onscreen partner, Kid deserves a perfect “10,” Heaven noted, saying she always felt comfortable and worked well with an exceptional actor like him.
“I guess (I’d give him a) 10 naman kasi we work very well,” Heaven said when asked how would she rate Kid as a partner in a range of 1 to 10.
“Thankful naman ako na si Kid. Kasi magaling na aktor si Kid. Hindi ako nahihirapan. Nagkakatulungan kami,” Heaven stressed as she revealed having joined workshops with Kid previously made the job easier.
“Nung nalaman ko na si Kid ang partner ko, sabi ko ‘di na ito mahirap,” she added. “I mean kasi ‘yung bonding namin okay na eh.”
And if you want to get to know her more, then check out the Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com exclusive where she responded to netizens’ assumptions about her!
WATCH: Heaven Peralejo reacts to intriguing assumptions about her
Catch Heaven weekdays on Pamilya Ko before TV Patrol on Primetime Bida.